Parking -- Last year, parking was $10 per day. You’ll park in the parking structure on Mesa Rd.
Gate – or Door, There are two main entrances, Competitors enter through a competitor entrance and spectators though a second set of doors.
Car – This is SoCal. You’ll need a car to get around.
Eats – Pack your food. You know what you like and what’s good tournament food. Here’s an example of what’s in my little igloo cooler: Bread, turkey slices, bananas, water. I also pack a recovery drink.
Think about packing your vitamins and supplements too. You’re going to be traveling for 5-7 days.
Clothes to bring:
Flip-flops – You have to keep your shoes on everywhere except on the mat. Flip-flops are easy to manage.
Hoodie – Sure, we have perfect weather but the temps get nippy when the sun goes down. Bring a hoodie and bring it to the tournament too.
Towel – Not so much for drying off but for an impromptu clean place to sit.
I’ve seen people bring pillows to the competition but I’ve personally always been to amped to use one.
Cash – The concession stand will take plastic but the some of the vendors and acai booth are cash.
Once you’re at the Pans you can walk into the bullpen and check your weight. Check when you will fight, there will be a schedule posed on a wall. And if you’re curious check your check your bracket which should also be posted on a wall somewhere.
Comments welcome. What have you found indispensable when you compete? Do you have a trick to help pass the hours of waiting? What is your go to competition food?